The AURA sound effects library gets you high-quality ambiences from an extensive array of locations around the UK.
It contains ambiences such as shopping centres, supermarkets, cafes, car parks, cemeteries, forests, gyms, highway traffic, bars, pubs, libraries, city backstreets, parks, London underground trains, over ground trains (interior and exterior), hallways, neighbourhoods, iconic British train stations, busy junctions, high streets, swimming pools, hustling offices and several windy environments.
AURA comes in three formats – Stereo, 5.0 and AMBISONICS, to increase versatility even further (5.0 version also includes stereo version).
Please note: This collection is now part of our legacy catalogue. Although this collection was created to the best of our ability at the time, we feel that it now does not meet our standards. We therefore continue to sell the collection but at a significantly discounted price as the sound effects may still be useful.
Number of Files: 80 High Quality WAVS + 80 stereo files
Size Unpacked: 6.71 GB
Sample Rate: 48k/24-bit
Average file length: 1.5 minutes
Gear Used: Sound Devices 744T, Soundfield SPS200.
Other Info: Meta-Tagged
Number of Files: 80 High Quality WAVS (A-Format)
Size Unpacked: 3.89 GB
Sample Rate: 48k/24-bit
Average file length: 1.5 minutes
Gear Used: Sound Devices 744T, Soundfield SPS200.
Other Info: Meta-Tagged
To fully utilise the powerful AURA | AMBISONICS collection, please download the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin to convert the A-Format ambisonics into a format of your choice.
Rhythmical, wobbly percussive strikes from a range of liquid-filled jars and mallets.
Get the powerful sounds of Mustang Dragster Cars in this sound effect library by Watson Wu. It gets you 25 recordings of both classic and modern Ford Mustang passbys at a 1/4 mile race track.Update: Now includes metadata
Finally! A replacement for those overused cartoon sound effects from the 80s. This library comes with more than 2000 freshly recorded cartoony sound effects, created by experienced animation sound designers Marie Doyeux & Arnaud Roy.
The Cartoon Materials SFX library contains everything from balloons, creaks, squeaks, skids, springs and slide whistles to toys, boings, pops, gurgles, crazy impacts – and much more!
Small crowd sound effect libraries can be hard to find – but here's the solution: The Small Crowds Outdoors SFX library gets you crowds samples from 1 to 15 people. 649 sounds are included in three mic placements each (MS near, MS far, ORTF rear), for a total of 1947 sounds.
Includes crowd reactions with everything from painful groans, excited cheering, roaring, short words, booing, applauding, whistling, panic screams, battle shouts, battlefield attack calls, monster grunts, ritualistic incantations and so much more.
Get the authentic sounds and ambiences from the Philippines in this sound effect library. It contains recordings of Lakes, Rice Terraces, Mountains, day and night Village Life, Kids Playing, People Talking, City Life, Traffic, Beaches, Jungle and much more.
Bonus recordings of village everyday life events such as traditional rice pounding and wood chopping are also included.
In total, it comes with nearly 7 hours (!) of authentic sounds and atmospheric ambiences from the Philippines.
Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.
If you’re after car sounds, this SFX library with sounds from an Audi A4 awaits: It features recordings containing engine sounds, foley, external sounds + files prepared for games with loops of single RPMs, and accelerations from 0 to 6k RPM, and from 6k to 0 for granular synthesis.
78 sound effect files are included for a total of 55 minutes of sounds from that punchy Audi A4.
This sound library was updated with 43 designed and 52 raw engine files, recorded with DPA 4061 microphones.
DOOM is a modern sound effects library of cutting-edge cinematic impacts, complex stingers, one-shot tones and dark percussive elements with a dirty, authentic sound.
The follow-up to the popular Raptus SFX library, DOOM features a full spectrum of original sound effects, dedicated to sound designers, sound editors and composers needing a high-impact, destruction feel in their productions.
DOOM is delivered with 10 Kontakt preset banks and 3 Multis to get instant inspiration, as well as stand-alone WAV files. A full version of Native Instrument's Kontakt is required to use the Kontakt patches. Without Kontakt, you can use the included WAV files.
Get the next level of cutting-edge sound effects with DOOM:
The TRAINS SFX library gets you a massive selection of clean, HD train sound effects. Sources include trains such as heavy freight trains, old and modern passenger trains with electric, steam and diesel engines.
The interior recordings were made on different locations such as the cockpit, the wagons, engine rooms, cabins, and even the restrooms. SFX from the outside contain drive-bys, departing and arriving trains, wheels, horns, grinding, rattling, squeaking, clacking, coupling, braking, air releases, and much more! To give you the full package, you get a mass of great interior and exterior handling sounds on top. Simply any sound you need for a realistic train environment, as always, delivered in high quality with 96kHz / 24-bit.
Dark Materials is a SFX library dedicated to horror sound effects. It comes with a big collection of crunching, breaking, twisting bones and juicy impacts – more than 770 sounds are included in total!
Authentic Thailand Vol.3 is a brand new volume in addition of Authentic Thailand Vol.1&2.
This collection contains Wallasounds, Beaches, Nature and Village Sounds. It features typical Streets, Temple, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds and traditional Thai-Percussion Music.
It also contains some Bonus Tracks with wooden Door Sounds with open/close from int/ext, Onboard driving on Minibus in the City of Bangkok, a Speedboat Transfer to Island and Bungalow Roomtones.
The Rustle is a sound effects library with recordings of grass, leaves, scrubs, branches, rods, twigs & trees rustling in the wind.
It gets you a versatile collection of high-quality recordings of natural sounding ambience and foley sweeteners – and includes sounds from sources such as small leaves, large leaves, grass rustling, scrubs, small and large hedge leaves, bamboo leaves, thick leaves, dangling bamboo rods, bamboo fields, maple tree branches, dry field grass, trees – and more!
Need some massive windshield impacts and glass smashing sounds?
'The Windshield' sound effects library is the first installment in a new 'Car Damages Collection' from Red Libraries – and it delivers wild glass destruction, captured from actual windshields breaking.
It contains than 170 impacts, crunches and explosive sounds of laminated glass. Neutral acoustics and adjusted width allows you to easily manipulate and integrate the various elements. It also comes with contact microphone layers to get you fine, extra detail to your glass breaking textures and impacts.
Have a truly smashing time with The Windshield!
The ‘Just Impacts – Extension I’ sound effects library features 237 sound effects of mainly metal and wood impacts, metal armor hits, crashes, door slams, heavy metal drops, shield blocks and metal wall hits.
All sounds are were recorded with RODE NTG-3 and a NT55 microphones into a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Each sound was edited and cleaned, so there’s no noise or other unwanted sounds. The sounds were EQ’ed and compressed for that extra punch.
You can use the sounds right away – no further editing needed. But you could, of course…
All sounds are delivered as BWF tagged, 24Bit, 96kHz wav-files
We are bringing back old-school cool with Cassette! This 99+ sound effect package features all the trademark sounds of the cassette player along side more interesting sonic flavors.
Running at 24bit/96khz this collection shines best when used creatively to develop your own textures in post-sound, apps, games and more. Well grounded metadata is included to help easily navigate through this collection of retro sounds.
Do you want to make a robot or some other mechanical object sound unique? Or do you need high class heavy mechanical motor or servo sounds for layering purposes?
The 3D Printer library is a collection of high quality motor, servo and mechanical movement sounds that can help you make a nice looking robot sound like a mean killing machine. The library is also a great and affordable way to add uniqueness to your sound effects.
The library was recorded with two sets of microphones: A stereo pair of JrF C-series contact microphones were used to capture the more delicate inner sounds of the printer while a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040 microphones recorded the more raw outer sound of the mechanical motor movements.
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
Get the roaring sounds of a 1974 Ferrari Dino. This Daytona 246 GT edition Italian made exotic car is a 5 speed manual mid-engine v6, and it's known to be The Ferrari without an exterior Ferrari badge.
53 wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz – and the combined recorded driving time is more than 28 minutes.
Channel 1 = Exhaust 1, Channel 2 = Exhaust 2, Channel 3 = Engine 1,
Channel 4 = Engine 2
External Passby Settings:
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
It's not everyday you get the opportunity to record in the Smithsonian Institute when it's open…let alone when it's closed! Now you don't have to. This library contains sounds from seven museums, an administrative area and the National Zoo. All recorded in M/S using the ultra-quiet Sennheiser MKH40 and MKH30, and decoded into stereo files.
This library includes sounds from:
• The Museum of Natural History
• The Museum of American History
• The Museum of Air and Space
• The Museum of the American Indian
• The Freer Gallery
• The subterranean exhibits of the Sackler Gallery
• The Museum of African Art
• The Administrative Ripley Center
• The National Zoo
All told, three and a half hours of unique museum ambiences!
The Cloth sound effects library is dedicated to cloth and textile movement sound effects.
It features a wide range of different materials being handled, such as backpacks, pillows, sheets, leather belts and jackets, table cloths, shirts, canvases, gloves, rain jackets, chinos, jeans, pullovers and much more.
The Cloth SFX library was recorded using a highly sensitive Sennheiser MKH8040 microphone and a Sounddevices 702t recorder with ultra low noise preamps, to capture the sometimes subtle nuances these materials produce.
The glass door slides sound effects pack features 59 deep, rattling – and slightly reptilian – recordings, captured with a custom contact microphone.
The sound effects offer up lots of creative sound design uses, and work well when layered with another sound texture or material, and as a standalone sounds too. Samples were recorded at 24 Bit, 96 Khz.
The sounds of Hong Kong, recorded in 2007. It includes the sounds of a ferry from Lantau Island to Hong Kong, the legendary Star Ferry, trams, street scenes including the iconic pedestrian crossing beeps and MTR (Metro) trains, interior and exterior.
Some tracks could be used for any modern or futuristic city, where you need to add an exotic or futuristic dimension, that Blade Runner-esque feel if you will, not just for Asia!
In total, 30 recordings are included for more than 40 minutes of authentic Hong Kong sounds.
WOOD CREAKS is a collection of real recordings of old wood floors, boards, steps, and more – recorded in old (haunted?) houses in Central Ohio. Some of the files are tight on the source for applying your own reverbs to suit your needs, while others feature the space they lived in for maximum realism.
Creaks, Squeaks, Bends, Pulls, Groans, Pops, Rips, Ticks, Door Elements, Weight Shifts for use in Foley, and more.
Analog Days contains 390 sounds extracted from old portable cassette players, Retro WW tube radios, vintage turntable vinyl record players and retro tape machines. This is really a sound time capsule ready to send your projects back to the good old analog days and give that sense of analog imperfection that makes the sound really interesting.
This is a collection of recordings of industrial/farming make-and-break engines from the end of the 19th beginning of the 20th century.
It features small clockwork type clinks and clicks, larger gears and pistons, and huge exhaust pipe chugs and blasts.
Get the sound of bomb blasts, explosions, debris and destruction in this high-impact library. The sound effects are separated into categories like falling glass debris, falling metal debris, stone debris and mixed falling rubble explosion impacts, allowing you to customize the sound and intensity of your explosion.
This collection gets you more than 9000 fabric sounds recorded in isolation – for when you just don’t have access to a quiet enough space to record subtle foley movements.
Designed with the idea that they can be combined in infinite ways to cover any movement you may need, it was recorded with a variety of microphones to provide multiple perspectives and cut down on time spent matching into the mix.
It contains a wealth of fabric types, movements, rubs, rustles, tears and rips, and even a few zippers/buttons/velcro strips to give you the coverage you need.
Get the sounds of 12 authentic weapons from both World War 1 and World War 2, captured by recording specialist Watson Wu. A total of 587 files are included – 107 foley sounds and 480 firing sounds.
Enfield • M1 Carbine • M1 Garand • Mauser • Mosin Nagant – long • Mosin Nagant – short
Pistols & revolvers:
British Webley Revolver • Colt 1911 Pistol • German Luger Pistol • Smith & Wesson 1915 Revolver • Smith & Wesson 1917 Revolver • Walther PKK Pistol
All the weapons are authentic, the gunpowder is real and 100s of rounds were sent downrange to get you these powerful weapon sounds from the World Wars.
The most complex sound design jobs are often comprised of several intricate parts which build upon one another to create lush and captivating atmospheres.
The abstract sounds found in Movement Essentials help to create and enhance musical and cinematic soundscapes by allowing the user to layer and manipulate audio in an almost limitless number of combinations.
This 500+ sound effect library features minimal, yet intricately detailed organic and synthesized sounds that can be used to add depth, motion, or transitional effects to a plethora of film, animation, apps, video games, musical projects and more! Plus, Each sound has 5 or more variations to further assist creativity, complexity and flexibility.
• 500+ sound effect/soundscape package
• Each sound has 5 or more variations for extra customization
• Well-grounded metadata
If you're looking for cinematic SFX, here's the follow-up to the wildly popular Sinematic sound library from SoundMorph: This Neon Expansion pack focuses on avant-garde cinematic sounds including synthesized impacts, static glitched hits, mechanical mechanisms, cyber & biotech hits, motion graphic sound glitches and passbys, organic slams and electronic punches. Perfect for adding punch to your projects – and a heads up: These sounds go extremely well with visuals!
Get 25 minutes of continuous fireworks recordings from New Year's Eve in Berlin – captured in true 5.0 surround sound!
Recorded with an INA 5 surround microphone array, comes with 5 full range channels (23 – 20.000 Hz) – no LFE (0.1) channel needed.
• Discrete L/R/C/LS/RS routing – just drop 5 tracks into your DAW
• Compatible with the ITU-R BS.775 recommendation
• Realistic sound location, true to the original sound color
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz / high dynamic range recording
• Equipment: 5x Rode NT1, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2
• Royalty free, instantly downloadable
The OUTDOOR IMPULSE RESPONSES library from BOOM gets you realistic outdoor reverbs – fast and easy.
Using impulse responses, you can apply the acoustic characteristics of a particular location to your target audio as if it had been recorded in that place. With our BOOM Library OUTDOOR IMPULSE RESPONSES library, you get 68 great outdoor impulse responses to place your sounds into specific locations and make them sound as plausible and realistic as possible. We recorded a lot of different outdoor locations such as fields, forests, hills, mountains, valleys and urban locations. We have ensured that each recording has a rich and detailed reverb tail to capture every characteristic delicacy of the respective location. All files come in high definition audio (192kHz). Each location is documented with a picture to get an impression of the surrounding area. Watch our tutorial video below to see how to work with BOOM Library impulse responses.
To use BOOM Library OUTDOOR IMPULSE RESPONSES, you need a convolution reverb plugin that allows importing impulse responses. This is not included in this library.
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